Golf Course Machinery Investment



Dear Member / Property Owner,

As previously announced, maintaining with the commitment of course investment, the Club had committed to a further investment of €630,000 for the purchase of a new fleet of state of the art golf course maintenance machinery to support the golf course maintenance team in maintaining the Indiana course to the highest of standards.

The technological advances that have taken place within the machinery industry, utilised for golf course maintenance, allows Desert Springs to both be at the forefront of this innovation and to benefit from it.

Further improved maintenance of the golf course, efficiency of time, reduction in machinery down time and maintenance repairs, and improved quality of the playing surfaces, are just a few examples of the benefits afforded by the new machinery.

I wish to provide you with an update on further machinery from our order that has now arrived, albeit there are still additional machines scheduled to be delivered over the next months to complete our order.

Fairway Machines

We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our line-up, two Reel Master 5010 hybrid machines for the fairways. This remarkable machine is set to redefine efficiency and time savings within our fleet.

The Reel master 5010 hybrid comes with incredible technologic advances that will greatly reduce the fuel consumption and align with our commitment to continuing sustainability and environmental awareness. As the name states this unit comes with a hybrid engine that diverts power not only to the wheels but also to the cutting units and is controlled by a central on-board computer that regulates everything. These machines have a bigger and heavier reel (cutting unit) that will allow for a greatly improved cut and playing surface of our paspalum fairways, reducing scalping and washboard effect that occurs with smaller cutting units.

When cutting warm season grass with the smaller cutting units it is necessary to go at a very slow speed to avoid wash boarding effect (small wave like undulations in the grass).  With the bigger cutting units, speeds greatly increase, and the time needed to cut the fairways decreases dramatically which will essentially eliminate the need to cut the fairways while play is in progress and at the same time save time for our team to dedicate to other areas and tasks around the golf course.

This addition represents a pivotal step forward, aligning with our commitment to maintaining the utmost quality and precision in our grounds keeping efforts.

The investment within these machines and the remaining units still to arrive will have a positive impact on both the on-going health and quality of the turfgrass, as well as and more importantly to the ever-improving playability of the Indiana course for our members and visiting guests.

You will be able to keep up to date with the full tournament and social calendar, format and any additions, information of how to enter, and much more, by visiting either our official website or by contacting the Resort Reception at Desert Springs.

We and the staff at Desert Springs are looking forward to seeing you on the Indiana course in the near future.

As always, please remember to fix your ball marks and replace your divots.

Kind regards,

Zachary LaPorte

Golf Course Superintendent